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Smart Vent will be your best solution. Here is a link to us installing Smart Vent.
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Here is a link to us installing Smart Vent at a wall for exhaust vent.
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Here is a link to Smart Vent’s site.
I’m not saying you’re right or wrong lefty.
Smart Vent intrigued me enough to call DCI for their installation instructions and a sample. So I get a little sales kit in the mail with the instructions included as promised and after reading the instructions, I still had the same concerns… “go X-amount of inches up the roof, chalk two lines, cut out the slit, install smart vent, roof over it.”
Okay, so then the next step is to install the ice and water barrier here in the North, but what is there to stop the damming from going between the smart vent and the roof deck? You see what I mean? Then the next step, put on the drip edge… is the smart vent still going to be able to breathe with the face of the drip edge covering it?
Don’t get defensive. I’m just wondering for myself what others think about how it works in cold weather climates.[/quote]
Thanks for the inquiry into SmartVent (and thanks for the kudos, Lefty!)! To clear things up let me start by explaining that SmartVent is designed for snowy New England climates and THE METAL DRIP EDGE GOES AGAINST THE WOOD DECKING BEFORE THE SMARTVENT. Look at the pictures in the magazines and the instructions before installing. It’s simple: drip edge first, second measure 6" to 7" up from drip edge corner and cut slit, third install SmartVent, fourth install ice shield, fifth install shingles. It only takes minutes to install SmartVent but lasts the lifetime of the roof. Thousands of straw like vent tubes suck air into your attic (that’s 144 straws per foot drawing air into your attic). Because the vent is three dimensional, when snow and ice are in the gutter, the parrallel vent channels pick up the required ventilation for winter. The SmartVent does not allow ice or snow to penetrate the system even in the snowiest of climates. Again, thanks for the interest and yes, all houses require intake!!!